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September 15, 2011

Parking garage art debate continues

School board approves millage rates, budget

School board approves millage rates, budget

September 15, 2011

With no members of the public present to offer comments, the Sarasota County School Board took about five minutes Tuesday evening to approve the fiscal year 2011 millage rates and final budget.

Residents describe the county administrator they want

Residents describe the county administrator they want

September 15, 2011

A strong sense of ethics and the ability to work well with people are among the desired traits for the person who will take Jim Ley’s former job as Sarasota County administrator.

County more pessimistic than state on property values

County more pessimistic than state on property values

September 15, 2011

Sarasota County staff projects taxable property values will drop 4% in fiscal year 2013, while the state is projecting a 2.7% increase. Moody’s is even more pessimistic than the county.

City fires employee over billing snafu

City fires employee over billing snafu

September 14, 2011

An audit of the Newtown Summer Youth Program has prompted a criminal investigation and will lead to increased oversight from city staff.

Sheriff appoints veterans officer

Sheriff appoints veterans officer

September 14, 2011

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has appointed a new military/veterans liaison officer.

New College receives top marks

New College receives top marks

September 14, 2011

Sarasota-based New College of Florida was ranked the No. 6 public college by a publication this week.

St. Armands median project starts this week

St. Armands median project starts this week

September 14, 2011

Work will begin in the next few days on a St. Armands Circle median project intended to enhance the district and improve pedestrian safety.

Bartolotta's office hours begin tomorrow

Bartolotta's office hours begin tomorrow

September 13, 2011

The city manager and city staff members will meet with the public the second Wednesday of each month to discuss development issues in city limits.

Season of Sculpture to unveil sixth season

Season of Sculpture to unveil sixth season

September 12, 2011

Ten new large-scale sculptures will be installed at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park this November.



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